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SPRING ART EXHIBITION

      Curated by Anne Minich

ARTISTS:  ELAINE CRIVELLI & STEPHEN ROBIN 

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EXHIBITION DATES  MAY 2 - AUGUST 31

ARTIST RECEPTION  FRIDAY, MAY 2  5-7 PM

VIEWING TIMES  MON - THURS 11 AM – 1 PM

      Mon. - Thurs. 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Other times by appointment.

Due to construction to the façade of the Cathedral, please call the office to be sure there is accessibility to the Cathedral on the day you plan to visit.

PHILADELPHIA EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL

13 S. 38th St.  Philadelphia, PA   19104

(on 38th Street between Chestnut & Market Streets)

215.386.0234. ext .13

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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A Lenten Art Exhibition

Virginia Maksymowicz, Artist

Exhibition Dates  March 3 – April 18

                            Artist Reception Friday, March 14   5 - 7 pm

Viewing Times  Mon - Thurs 11 am – 2 pm

Other times by appointment.

As a long-time resident of the city, artist Virginia Maksymowicz is proud to have her Stations of the Cross exhibited in Philadelphia and delighted that the venue is its Episcopal Cathedral, which has developed an excellent reputation as a center for the arts.

The exhibition is especially appropriate in that the work was originally commissioned by a congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania—Saint Thomas Episcopal, in Lancaster. It was completed in 2005 and installed for the Lenten Season; for many years, it was on display only during Lent. Because the set of Stations to be installed at the Cathedral will also be on display for the Lenten Season, the artist hopes that it will serve a devotional—as well as an aesthetic—purpose.

In envisioning a contemporary interpretation of the Stations of the Cross (an artistic form that dates back to the 13th century) the artist decided to work with her most familiar technique, casting from life. For both aesthetic and conceptual reasons, she felt it imperative to work with a variety of models—a total of eleven—culled from a wide range of ages and ethnicities. This allows the narrative of Christ’s passion and death to be represented in a way that is tensioned between the “specific” and the “universal.” The mixture of models and the anonymity implied by the fragmented figures push the imagery toward representation of the human community in its universal aspect (often called in theological terms “the mystical body of Christ”).

Each of the fourteen reliefs incorporates elements cast from life into a hard off-white plaster and is 24" square. Two sets of the Stations were made: one resides permanently at Saint Thomas Episcopal. Before coming to the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, this other set has been exhibited at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA; the Narthex Gallery at Saint Peter's Lutheran in NYC, at the National Museum of Catholic Art and History, and at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.

HOLY DAZE

 

A group exhibition curated by Jerry Di Falco that includes  paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and mixed media.

EXHIBITION DATES

December 2 – December 19

ARTIST RECEPTION

Friday, December 13 5 - 7 pm       

 

ANN DAZE PHOTO

VIEWING TIMES

Mon – Thurs 11 am – 1 pm

Other times by appointment.

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

(on 38th Street between Chestnut & Market Streets)

More information @ 215.386.0234. ext.13

ARTISTS

            

Hanna Aufschauer 

Kimberly Camp

Jerry DiFalco

Elaine M. Erne

Terri Fridkin

Suzanne Reese-Horvitz

Carla Lombardi 

Anne Minich

Robert Roesch

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A CLOUD OF WITNESSES

"since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely... looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith."   Hebrews 12:1-2

Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A

Artist & Iconographer

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 - NOVEMBER 24, 2O13

PHILADELPHIA EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL

VIEWING TIMES: MON-THURS  11am-1pm Other times by appointment

RECEPTION: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5-7pm

ARTIST TALK: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 11:30am

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program is an essential component of the mission of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and to be an agent of Christ’s love.

The Cathedral building itself is a magnificent piece of artwork: blending Victorian architectural elements and historically significant stained glass windows with modern surfaces, contemporary lighting and completely flexible seating. The nave is one of the most coveted spaces in the city for displays of painting, photography, and sculpture. Exhibits change with each liturgical season throughout the year and provide a wonderful visual context for the wide variety of liturgies and musical programs offered in the Cathedral.

The art exhibits are one of the most important ways that the Cathedral reaches out to a wide variety of its constituencies, exhibiting the work of artists in the congregation, in West Philadelphia, throughout the City of Philadelphia, and throughout the five-county Diocese of Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Chapter of Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts is located here at the Cathedral, through which we draw from Episcopalian artists from around the country. We work cooperatively with other local arts groups, such as Taller Puertoriquena and the Interfaith Council of Philadelphia. There is also a growing permanent collection of works by major artists that is on revolving display: works produced by participants in our artist-in-residence program, works on semi-permanent loan to the Cathedral by the artists, and works that have been donated the Cathedral.

The doors of the Cathedral are open Monday through Thursday from 11am - 1pm and other times by appointment for people to view the exhibits.

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